© 2019 av Johan Hammar

Wetlands teem with life.

Bogs, fens, mires and coastal meadows  

– several thousand species are associated, in one way or another,  

to different types of wet habitat.  

 

Wetlands also work as a natural treatment plants.  

Through different processes, they reduce the quantity of the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in the water.  

This means that less nutrients  

from agriculture and forestry, reach the sea.  

These nutrients had otherwise caused algal blooms, reduced oxygen  

and eutrophication.  

 

But our wetlands are seriously under threat.  

In the last 100 years  

almost a quarter of Sweden’s wetlands have disappeared  

because they have been drained.